March 8 is International Women's Day and I want to take a moment to celebrate the women who have been there for me along my journey in voiceover.
Tucson, Arizona, 2014 was the setting for Faffcon, the un-conference. I met Melissa standing in line and she became an instant big sister. She taught me all things union. We roomed together at VO Atlanta in 2019. We may take our act on the road one day.
Liz de Nesnera
To know Liz is to feel joy and to laugh. I was a speaker at VO Atlanta in 2016 and we met by chance at lunch. 20 minutes later she was showing me the recording booth she had set up in her room. Her generosity has no limits. There are so many tools of the VO business that I use today because of her.
At Randy's Voice Mastery conference in Fort Myers, I got to try my wings at speaking and learn a ton about voiceover. Randy was my guardian angel when I arrived in LA and continues to rescue me when I have any kind of dilemma.
No question is too small or trivial for Rebecca. She's constantly giving me great tips on all things voiceover in this town that I continue to be grateful for.
There are so many women that I feel blessed to call my friends spread over a few continents. Some friendships are decades old, others a few months but they are all dear to my heart: Mimi, Susan, Cristina, Maria Elvira, Letizia, Joy, Marea, Margarita, Diane, Lynn, Twyla, Cynthia, Lizzie, Joan, Ulrika, Sarah, Martha, Lou, Daisy, Susan, Adriana, Suzy, Michelle, Tammi, the list could go on forever. Some women I keep in touch with, others I haven't seen in a while, still others I was lucky enough to visit with recently after years of being disconnected. For the women I don't speak with anymore, I am grateful I had those friendships. And of course, all the beautiful women in my family, even the littlest one. Happy Women's Day. Sending you all lots of love.